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The White Pass

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Backcountry Skiing

Yukon Backcountry Skiing’s owner, Claude Vallier, introduces his two girls, Kiona and Heidi, to the world by making a movie of skiing the wild Yukon mountains. “I didn’t really want to make a movie, but after participating in other movies and TV... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Murray Lundberg

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Lauren Humble

International Falls. You’ve probably seen the signs, but have you gone for the hike yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Just past the Fraser border crossing, it’s a pretty chill adventure you can easily do enroute to Skagway. Shortly after you... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Welcome. Here are some tips and tricks to starting out in Whitehorse as a Cheechako (which is the name for being new to the north of 60th parallel). 1. Long summer days and the outdoors Sunsets at midnight can make it difficult to know when to... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Ben Craigen

As those cold, dark winter days start to fade like a bad memory, Yukoners emerge and many will dust off their snow machines, or sleds, in preparation for popular spring sledding. But what’s the appeal of investing time and money on these machines... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

With the prime backcountry skiing time of spring fast approaching, it’s important to know some safe tips and where to get information before heading out there. In collaboration with Yukon Avalanche Association President Jasmin Dobson and... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Once summer arrived, along with consistent plus 25 temperatures, it was time to enjoy some swimming, hiking and generally the beautiful weather in Yukon. (In the Yukon, if you see a single day of plus 20, there is a likelihood it will come to... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Brady and the Log Cabin Ski Society

Volunteers are gearing up for the Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross country ski race is on March 25, but starting in early March volunteers were driving up to Log Cabin, B.C. from Skagway, Alaska two times a week to set tracks for the course... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Courtesy of Claude Vallier

Interest in backcountry skiing in the Yukon has taken off, especially among tourists, says backcountry ski expert and guide Claude Vallier. Vallier recently published a backcountry guide book to the Haines Pass, to accompany the guide book he... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Between the years of 1991 and 2011 my husband and I used to pack up our son and drive to a mountain summit a few times every winter. They were once our favourite places to be: those white wide-open expanses. An active community of winter lovers... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

I remember the first time I drove the Skagway Pass. Like a place that time had missed, a prehistoric landscape where plants were still just beginning to grow, though I knew those squat stubborn pines were hundreds of years old. Trees grow... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: www.derekcrowe.photo

Carcross has always been known for hiking. Lately, with Montana Mountain right next door, it has become a favoured destination for biking, too. Now, word is filtering out to the world that Lake Bennett is offering up some world-class opportunities... Read more

Carcross

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Courtesy of Michelle Christensen

As the first fatality of the 2011-2012 snow season is reported (a snowmobiler in Prince George, B.C.), Kristie Simpson muses that the timing for the new Yukon avalanche forecast system couldn't be more crucial. Simpson, a board member of the Yukon... Read more

Yukon Winter